SPELLING RULES FOR PLURAL NOUNS

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To form the plural of most English
nouns just add –s
houses days
boats
cups
books
To form the plural of nouns ending
in: -ch -s -sh -x -z add –es
churches masses brushes faxes waltzes
To form the plural of nouns ending
in: -f or –fe delete the –f or –fe and
add –ves
wives
fe
knives
halves
fe lives
fe leaves
f
f
For some nouns ending in: -f or –fe
just add –s
belief S chief S café S gulf S roof S
To form the plural of nouns ending in
a *consonant + -y delete the –y and
add –ies
*(b f k p t w) not a e i o u
spies
y libraries
y babies
y cities
y
To form the plural of nouns ending in
–o add –es
mango es tomato es potato es volcanoes
For some nouns ending in –o add –s
only
kilo s piano s radios solos yoyo s
Irregular plurals:
sheep
man
men
tooth
teeth
fish
deer [No change]
women
woman
child
feet
children
foot
CAN YOU SPELL THE PLURAL OF THESE
NOUNS?
day
fax
knife
library
potato
woman
radio
days
faxes
knives
libraries
potatoes
women
radios

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